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    It never ceases to amaze me what people will throw away. Today the rescue that I volunteer for bought a 3 yr old colt out of the kill pen at New Holland for $175. We normally don't buy studs, but this one was just so spectacular that we couldn't pass him up. She calls me and asks me to look up his name and find out what his pedigree was and if he has a race record etc. We like to contact past owners just to let them know what happened to their horses.
    Anyway, I almost fall over when I see the sire was Danzig and the dam produced a stakes winner of almost $500k in Nebraska Tornado. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with him either other than he needs to be singing soprano to be in our program. Will be interesting to see how this one pans out.
    McDowell Racing Stables

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    #2
    It never ceases to amaze me what people will throw away. Today the rescue that I volunteer for bought a 3 yr old colt out of the kill pen at New Holland for $175. We normally don't buy studs, but this one was just so spectacular that we couldn't pass him up. She calls me and asks me to look up his name and find out what his pedigree was and if he has a race record etc. We like to contact past owners just to let them know what happened to their horses.
    Anyway, I almost fall over when I see the sire was Danzig and the dam produced a stakes winner of almost $500k in Nebraska Tornado. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with him either other than he needs to be singing soprano to be in our program. Will be interesting to see how this one pans out.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home

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    • #3
      If your colt is Media Empire, out of Media Nox, according to the information on the Pedigreequery board, he's also a full brother to grade 2 stakes winner, Burning Sun.
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        #4
        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LaurieB:
        If your colt is Media Empire, out of Media Nox, according to the information on the Pedigreequery board, he's also a full brother to grade 2 stakes winner, Burning Sun. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
        That's him.
        McDowell Racing Stables

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        • #5
          Burning Sun was with Frankel as of this spring. He began is career in Europe.
          F O.B
          Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
          Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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          • #6
            Media Nox ran & produced group placed/winners, as did her dam. We really liked her sire (still alive I think?) Lycius....don't know if he ever stood here or is still in Europe but he threw out some nice-nice runners as well. Currently, a friend of ours trains one of his group winning sons in Milan. We've not lived in Europe for years, nor bred anything in as many so was a pleasant surprise to see her name in your post.
            Good luck w/ your new guy & please post some pics! (is he a chestnut? Silly question but I think I remember his mom was one)
            "There's a fine line between genius and madness. I've removed that line." -Super Genius/me

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            • #7
              Has the makings of a future movie. Keep an eye on this one. Remember the jumper Snowman, bought out of the killer's pen. Sometimes owners personal problems make their horses wind up in the strangest places. Keep us posted with his progress.
              Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!

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              • #8
                Lycius is in NY, at MIll Creek and has been well received.
                F O.B
                Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                • #9
                  Interesting find to be sure Does this guy have any race starts as a 2-yr old? Of course he wouldn't be the first off spring of a mega horse that found himself being cast off.

                  Congrats on the very cheap score and him not going to someone looking to milk every dollar from him and his bloodlines.

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                  • #10
                    And yes, I know there are bazillions of breeding horses out there, but please contact his previous owners or breeder before gelding him. A nice stallion with a good pedigree may be worth something to their breeding program. (and I don't mean monetarily)
                    Not all who wander are lost.

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                    • #11
                      Medie Empire was unraced thru 12-31-03, so he had no starts as a 2 yo.


                      MEDIA NOX (GB), 1993, Lycius- Sky Love by Nijinsky 2nd.
                      YRS ST WN PL SH EARNED SR SSI
                      1999 BURNING SUN,c,Danzig
                      IN UNITED KINGDOM 3 9 1 2 2 56,466
                      IN FRANCE 1 2 1 0 1 63,378
                      DP = 10-11-21-4-0 DI = 2.17 CD = 0.59 AWD = 9.97
                      At 3 Won Hampton Court S. (ENG), Pr Eugene Adam -G2 (FR), 3rd Pr Guillaume
                      D'ornano -G2 (FR)
                      At 4 3rd Huxley S. (ENG)
                      2000 NEBRASKA TORNADO,f,Storm Cat
                      IN FRANCE 1 5 4 0 0 558,255
                      DP = 8-3-11-4-0 DI = 1.74 CD = 0.58 AWD = 9.07
                      At 3 Won Pr Melisande (FR), Pr De Diane Hermes (French Oaks) -G1 (FR), Pr
                      Du Moulin De Longchamp -G1 (FR)
                      2001 Media Empire,c,Danzig Unraced
                      DP = 10-11-21-4-0 DI = 2.17 CD = 0.59
                      SIRE 7.37 Spi, 684str, 58%2yo, 32%1st, 19%Mud/590sts, 19%Tf/999sts, AWD 8.1
                      DAM(sw) 0.00 Dpi, 1 2yostr/0wnr, 0%Mud/0sts, 2 Tfstr/2wnr, 2 Rtestr/2wnr, AWD 9.4
                      2002 Mirabilis,f,Lear Fan Unraced
                      DP = 6-2-22-4-0 DI = 1.27 CD = 0.29
                      SIRE 2.99 Spi, 515str, 35%2yo, 13%1st, 13%Mud/546sts, 14%Tf/999sts, AWD 8.4
                      DAM(sw) 0.00 Dpi, 1 2yostr/0wnr, 0%Mud/0sts, 2 Tfstr/2wnr, 2 Rtestr/2wnr, AWD 9.4
                      2003 Unnamed,c,Maria's Mon (pending)
                      DP = 5-2-11-4-0 DI = 1.32 CD = 0.36
                      Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
                      Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
                      Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne

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                      • #12
                        Laurierace - Are you sure it's Media Empire? Are you getting this from the tattoo? The records I pulled up say that Juddmonte still owns that colt. Please call Garrett O'Rourke at Juddmonte Farm (859)272-7629 and tell him that you have a colt that you think is Media Empire and you want to confirm it. They keep the registration photos that they send in to TJC on file and may be able to confirm the colts identity. They would be horrified to know that one of their colts was at a kill pen, and by alerting them, they can sever ties with the person that took the colt there (they may have given the colt away with good intentions). Please let us know how it turns out. I have a hard time believing that a Juddmonte colt would end up that way. They are very good to their horses and careful about placing them.

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                          #13
                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Las Olas:
                          Laurierace - Are you sure it's Media Empire? Are you getting this from the tattoo? The records I pulled up say that Juddmonte still owns that colt. Please call Garrett O'Rourke at Juddmonte Farm (859)272-7629 and tell him that you have a colt that you think is Media Empire and you want to confirm it. They keep the registration photos that they send in to TJC on file and may be able to confirm the colts identity. They would be horrified to know that one of their colts was at a kill pen, and by alerting them, they can sever ties with the person that took the colt there (they may have given the colt away with good intentions). Please let us know how it turns out. I have a hard time believing that a Juddmonte colt would end up that way. They are very good to their horses and careful about placing them. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                          I contacted Juddmonte Monday night and they said they sold him in August of last year. They also said that once a horse was "off their books" that they weren't interested anymore. We are having his papers overnighted to us by his previous owner who is being very cooperative. I think we are going to sell him as a stallion prospect with a clause that he has to come back to us as a gelding if he doesn't pan out, or if he is pensioned at some point. I have two nice pics of him, maybe I can figure out how to post them.
                          McDowell Racing Stables

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                          • #14
                            I would love to see pictures.
                            www.laurienberenson.com

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                            • #15
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Laurierace:
                              We are having his papers overnighted to us by his previous owner who is being very cooperative. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Is this the person who dumped him at New Holland? If so, did he/she say why?

                              And while I applaud you -- no, sing, dance, wave my arms and then bow to you -- for the rescue work you do, I simply don't know how you keep yourself from hauling off and clobbering these people.

                              As you can probably tell, I tend to make only monetary contributions to rescue groups, lest I be arrested for assaulting a$$holes.
                              Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!

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                              • #16
                                Laurierace sent me pictures and he's a good looking colt. I wonder what the previous owner could possibly have been thinking?
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                                • #17
                                  And another. Too bad he's not a mare.
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                                    #18
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Beezer:
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Laurierace:
                                    We are having his papers overnighted to us by his previous owner who is being very cooperative. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                    Is this the person who dumped him at New Holland? If so, did he/she say why?

                                    And while I applaud you -- no, sing, dance, wave my arms and then bow to you -- for the rescue work you do, I simply don't know how you keep yourself from hauling off and clobbering these people.

                                    As you can probably tell, I tend to make only monetary contributions to rescue groups, lest I be arrested for assaulting a$$holes. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                    Luckily, I don't have to do much of the dealing with people. I can't tell you how many times someone has told me that I have to take their horse TODAY or else they are going to the killers. When you tell them it will be soon, but not today, they inevitably say "So you are just going to let them die?" Like I am the one sending them there! That one drives me crazy because if you accomodate them by taking their horse right then, you are basically screwing over the people on the waiting list who are nice enough to wait their turn, but if you don't....
                                    McDowell Racing Stables

                                    Home Away From Home

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                                    • #19
                                      Wow! I can't believe he was at New Holland. Any soundness issues or particular reason he ended up there? I have bought so many there over the past couple of years when I was renting a big field to turn them out in for let down and to make sure they weren't sick. I would give them a few months of and recondition them for show homes. I haven't gotten any this year b/c I have no field and I worry about bringing sickness into our barn.
                                      My stepfather was/is a trainer and I have never been comfortable with the owners who just want to dump their horses. It personally makes me sick. All the see is the $. I always would say how about donating them? Can I resell them for you as a riding prospect? Most of them don't want to waste the time it takes.
                                      I hope this guy gets a good home. If I had seen him I would have snatched him up in a second. I am glad you got him.
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                                      • #20
                                        Wow! What a great find! While not so special, I got my mare from New Holland for $425, sound as a 10 yr old, having raced her whole life, and won $250k on the track. Now she's my future eventer, and taken to going XC like a duck to water. While she'll never be amazing, being retrained as an 11 yr old, I do hope to get a sporthorse baby out of her. Can't beat her soundness and attitude!
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